Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

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BMrider
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Re: Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

#11 Post by BMrider » Wed May 03, 2017 12:41 pm

All above posts updated above with latest pics, as of now we still got to weld on new sills, repair rust on boot catch area and fit new screen, elsewhere the stripped out interior is being cleaned and new headlining prepared, sunroof will need attention.

Will update as project goes on ........

BMrider
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Re: Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

#12 Post by BMrider » Wed May 03, 2017 12:42 pm

New heated screen fitted today(Friday), welding work now complete and car coming back Saturday for fitting most of interior and door internals, MOT end of next week

ImageNew Heated Screen Ford Sierra by Mark Handley, on Flickr

BMrider
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Re: Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

#13 Post by BMrider » Wed May 03, 2017 12:44 pm

The differential was noisy on my Sierra before it was laid up so time to get it sorted, once removed I drove it over to Bara Motorsport in Bromsgrove near Birmingham, it's a 250 mile round trip but they come highly recommended, I had arranged to drop it off at 9am and should be done by 2pm which it was.

Cant recommend these guys enough, Diff was stripped cleaned and reconditioned with new seals and bearings and properly set up.

ImageUntitled by Mark Handley, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Mark Handley, on Flickr

Website here;
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BMrider
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Re: Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

#14 Post by BMrider » Wed May 03, 2017 12:53 pm

That's all for now,

All the above has been imported from another forum and work has moved on since then, The diffs now fitted the car's mot'd and taxed, and has done about 100 road miles "Testing" and it drives really nice,

Headlining and C pillars have been restored with new material but not fitted yet a tricky job to say the least, but pleased with result

The newly welded floor has been seam sealed and painted, sound deadening, underlay and carpet back in and the driver's seat fitted

Other bits not mentioned, a new idle control valve fitted which cured idle surging

New Ford heater blower resistor fitted but heater blower still wont work, got to come out

Will update soon with new / latest pics.


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Penguin45
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Re: Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

#15 Post by Penguin45 » Wed May 03, 2017 11:26 pm

Well done. Probably about time these got some proper love and attention.

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Toledo Man
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Re: Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

#16 Post by Toledo Man » Thu May 04, 2017 11:51 am

My last Sierra was a Sapphire 1.8LX (G580 FVH) which had the CVH engine. Mine burnt a lot of oil which was down to worn piston rings. I'd had the valve stem oil seals replaced which didn't make any difference. The DOHC engine is one of the better Ford engines. Yours should have the MT75 gearbox which is light years ahead of the trusty Type 9.
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sierra3dr
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Re: Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

#17 Post by sierra3dr » Mon May 08, 2017 1:40 pm

Wow! I enjoyed reading this. I'm just finishing off my Sierra,I'm using a Galaxy 2.3 block with a 4wd set up. So I had to weld in the 4wd tunnel,and weld in new metal in the same location as yours.

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Re: Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

#18 Post by bigtime1234 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:00 am

hi everyone

im new on here so please be gentle;)

i have a sapphire cosworth 1989 2wd, in need of some new sills among other things, i need the whole sills replacing left and right, does anyone know where i may source these parts from as at the moment there like hens teeth to get

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many thanks

steve

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Re: Ford Sierra Sapphire Restoration

#19 Post by bigtime1234 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:36 pm

hi everyone

also a t5 bell housing is required urgently if anyone knows of one

thanks in advance

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